Friday, March 27, 2015

Raspberry Burrata Affogato

Hello Everyone!!  I'm back blogging!!  I picked a "Foodie Friday" to start writing again since FOOD will be the new focus of my blog.  I'm reopening the recipe writing chapter of my life.  Although I may still occasionally post about book signings and my non-profit foundation, the main focus here will be FOOD.  YEAH!  AND YUM!!  So today I'm posting the recipe for my Raspberry Burrata Affogato.  I love affogato.  It's an easy and elegant dessert made with ice cream and espresso.  Burrata is a cheese made from mozzarella and cream.  It's decadently delicious and more like cream than cheese.  So this is obviously not a traditional affogato.  The warm espresso melts the dark chocolate and creates a sauce that pairs perfectly with the creamy cheese.  While the red raspberries add freshness and a "pop" of color.  It captivates the senses - especially if you like the smell of coffee!!     

Raspberry Burrata Affogato

8 ounces burrata cheese
2 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
cup brewed espresso or strong coffee
1 cup fresh raspberries
Whipped Cream (optional garnish) 

Divide burrata equally into four dessert bowls.  Top each with chocolate.  Pour about 2 tablespoons of hot espresso over the chocolate in each bowl.  Garnish with raspberries and whipped cream, if desired.  Serve immediately.    
Serves:  4    

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